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Charles Richardson — Psephologist and writer

Charles Richardson

Psephologist and writer

Charles Richardson has contributed to Crikey since 2002, and was a ministerial adviser in the Kennett government and a former editorial manager at the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Elections to watch around the world in 2019

The top 10 elections to watch this year.

An election analyst's guide to the US midterms

These may be the most newsworthy midterms in recent memory. Here's everything you need to know.

Watch the throne: the top 10 elections coming in 2018

2018 is shaping up to be a corker for elections around the world, with ten in particular worth keeping an eye on, writes Charles Richardson.

Strange bedfellows: Liberal voters won Northcote for the Greens

Without a candidate of their own, Liberal voters turned up to contribute to the Greens swing in Northcote writes Charles Richardson.

Not to be hyperbolic, but Qatar-Saudi Arabia dispute could boil over into World War III

If you were serious about "regime change" to promote democracy in the Middle East, you would start with Saudi Arabia, not Iran.

If Emmanuel Macron is a neoliberal, what does that even mean?

France's new President is playing a delicate game of balancing between centre-left and centre-right, but seems to know what he is doing.

How to deal with Pauline Hanson (and her supporters)

According to David Marr, Hanson "is manageable, but we are not managing her".

Get realist: beyond the Putin-Trump bromance

International policy realists have something important to say about Russia that is quite independent of Trump's fondness for Vladimir Putin.

It's hard out there for a populist: Italy's comedian-led political party struggles to find its feet

Populist parties love to represent themselves as rule-breaking mavericks. But wherever they win office, they find themselves invariably having to work with established actors in order to get anything done.